Monday, April 4, 2016

C is for Central Ave (US Route 66) #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

The place where the song says you can get your kicks runs right through Albuquerque!

Pic from Wikipedia

Historic highway U.S. Route 66 is better known as Central Avenue in ABQ. It runs concurrently with I40 through a good chunk of the state, but in Albuquerque it's a centerpiece.

Along Central Ave, you can find plenty of unique restaurants and even the UNM campus. The city has made an effort to embrace the historical route, and often you'll see signage that reminds you of the 1950s and 1960s. 

Pic from Wikipedia
If you get a chance to make a road trip through New Mexico, check it out if you have a chance!

On to D tomorrow.

xoxo Sarah

10 comments:

  1. One day I'll do it! My daughter did last year and keeps on and on about it. Now you are tempting me!

    'The Choir', a short story with 2 neglected words

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    1. It's a fun place to walk around and discover new things! I haven't been on other parts of Route 66, but it has so much history.

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  2. I would love to follow Route 66 sometime... a great way to see a large part of our country I have yet to visit

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    1. It would definitely make a great road trip!

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  3. LOL, I mentioned a bit about Route 66 today :) Never did make it to this part of Albuquerque; might have to hop over there sometime and check it out.

    betty
    http://viewsfrombenches.blogspot.com/

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  4. I've only been to the US once, and never been on a road trip. How boring am I? But when it happens, I will be travelling along a road with a song named after it. I'll sing it all the time and annoy anyone fool enough to come with me :)
    Rosa
    @RosaT_Author
    Rosa Temple writes...

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    1. You're not boring at all! You'll just have to plan an epic holiday. :-D

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  5. I've heard about Route 66...it's also featured in a song? Isn't it?
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Yep! Google "Nat King Cole" (or his daughter, Natalie Cole) and you'll likely be able to find a good version.

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